Christopher Kuczynski


Assistant
Legal Counsel ADA Policy Division U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Biography


Christopher Kuczynski Assistant Legal Counsel ADA Policy Division U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1801 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20507 202-663-4665 202-663-7176 christopher.kuczynski@eeoc.gov Christopher Kuczynski is Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the Americans with Disabilities Act Policy Division at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In this position, he is responsible for supervising the development of policy guidance interpreting Title I of the ADA. Mr. Kuczynski also advises EEOC's field offices, Office of General Counsel, and Chair and Commissioners on ADA investigations and litigation. Since assuming the position of Assistant Legal Counsel in February 1997, Mr. Kuczynski has made hundreds of presentations on the ADA to a variety of audiences - from human resources professionals and EEO counselors in the public and private sectors, to plaintiff and defense counsel. From October 2003 to April 2004, Mr. Kuczynski worked as Associate Director for Disability Policy with the White House Domestic Policy Counsel. In this position, he coordinated implementation of the New Freedom Initiative, President George W. Bush's comprehensive strategy for the full integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of American life. Mr. Kuczynski also served for nine months as Special Assistant to EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, advising her on issues arising under all of the EEO laws that the Commission enforces and serving as the agency's representative for activities related to the New Freedom Initiative. Prior to joining the EEOC, Mr. Kuczynski worked as a Trial Attorney for the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he enforced Title II of the ADA (which prohibits discrimination by State and local government entities), and Title III of the ADA (which applies to places of public accommodation). He also worked for three years as an associate in the litigation department of a major Philadelphia law firm. Mr. Kuczynski has a B.A. in English from Villanova University, a J.D. from Temple Law School, and an LL.M. from the Yale Law School, where his course of study focused on civil rights and constitutional law.

Session History

07/18/2000 - Breaking Ground: 10 Years of the ADA